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Guidance Document Change: The Model Policies for the Treatment of Transgender Students in Virginia’s Public Schools guidance document was developed in response to House Bill 145 and Senate Bill 161, enacted by the 2020 Virginia General Assembly, which directed the Virginia Department of Education to develop and make available to each school board model policies concerning the treatment of transgender students in public elementary and secondary schools. These guidelines address common issues regarding transgender students in accordance with evidence-based best practices and include information, guidance, procedures, and standards relating to: compliance with applicable nondiscrimination laws; maintenance of a safe and supportive learning environment free from discrimination and harassment for all students; prevention of and response to bullying and harassment; maintenance of student records; identification of students; protection of student privacy and the confidentiality of sensitive information; enforcement of sex-based dress codes; and student participation in sex-specific school activities, events, and use of school facilities.
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2/3/21  7:58 am
Commenter: Anonymous

This law is vital

I am commenting to express my emphatic support for this new law. The including and support of transgender children is vital to their mental health and a school showing respect to trans kids sets and example for cis and trans kids as they grow into young adults. This legislation would substantially improve the lives of trans young people (and, as they grow up in more inclusive environments, all trans people). I strongly support its enaction. 

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